Latvian Prime Minister Krišjanis Karinš emphasized yesterday that the European Union has a geostrategic interest in the Western Balkans, which is why all the steps the EU takes mean an increase in influence in that region.
“I believe it is mutually important for the Western Balkans and the European Union as a whole,” Karinš said before the European Council summit in response to FENA’s inquiry about whether granting BiH candidate status would stop Russia’s influence in the region.
Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golob confirmed yesterday, before the start of the European Council summit in Brussels, that he expects a decision on the granting of candidate status for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He reminded that Slovenia has been advocating for such a decision within the institutions of the European Union for a long time, and believes that there will be no surprises today.
“Four months ago, we came out with that attitude, and what seemed like an illusion then, is now a reality. This is proof that if you find the right moment and the right arguments, nothing is impossible,” said Golob.